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    Glass /Mirror edge bevel

    Have any of you Knowledgeable folk out there had any personal experience in chamferring/bevelling a Glass/mirror edge?

    If so what is involved?

    TIA Cheers


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    John there is a crowd in Geelong that do the beveling on a machine like a router with a diamond head they do not recommend it for anyone who does not know what they are doing as you can waste a lot of glass.

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    Thanks Jim,I didn't think that there would be simple means but wondered all the same.
    I have a 6' mirror that I want to place in a chevel stand.
    It looks like a trip to Perth is on the cards.
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    John,
    Like Jim said, bevelling appears to be a bit more difficult especially without the right tools.
    I deal with a good glass man in Melbourne. He said I would be wasting money , trying to edge, polish or bevel glass without the right equipment. And when you get into the thicker glass, the problem is compounded.
    As a guide, he did a piece of glass mirror for me, when I first went to him. About 30cm square - $10 for the mirror , an extra $25 for the bevelling.
    I am sure he would do it at a better price now that I know him and go there regularly, but it adds to the cost. Even having the edges polished costs me $5 a metre
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    Thanks Mick,it still looks like a trip to Perth to sort this out.
    Mirror came out of an old wardrobe and I thought with the bevelled edges it would sit nice in a Cheval type of bedroom furniture.
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    I stumbled on a US site about a year ago on how to bevel glass with a router, if you find it don't try it, unless you have a 10 metre push stick, a big screen to hide behind and a deathwish.
    Apparently this is suicide and I wonder about the people who post this useless/dangerous garbage.
    Stupidity kills. Absolute stupidity kills absolutely.

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    Johnno, before you go tp Perth, have a think about the "width" of the bevel you put on the mirror.
    The piece (30cm square) I referred to earlier - I had a 25mm bevel put on it. It was for an Edwardian HallStand I was restoring. If I was to do it again, I would make the bevel a little narrower - purely for aesthetic reasons
    Mick

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    Can anyone give me address for glass beveling in melbourne, VIC.

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    What area of Melbourne? Most glaziers will be able to help you and they are located in lots of places.

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